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Florida maternal, infant & early childhood home visiting initiative

Florida maternal, infant & early childhood home visiting initiativeflorida association of healthy start coalitions, inc.BackgroundAuthorized by Affordable Care Act (ACA).Goal: to improve health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs by:Strengthening and improving the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act;Improving the coordination of services for at-risk communities; andIdentifying and providing comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families in these communities.

BackgroundDistributed to states, territories through formula grants (2009-2010)DOH & DCF collaborated on initial planning, needs assessment and funding for five community sitesLegislature refused additional funding authority in 2012Federal rules provide for a RFP process to identify non-profit to assume state responsibility

BackgroundFlorida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions successfully apply for funding as part of multi-organization collaborative (April 8, 2013)$23.5 million over three and a half yearsPotential for additional resources

FL MIECHVBuilds on initial state efforts: 2010 MIECHV Needs Assessment, 2011 State Plan UpdateFocus: Propagating evidence-based home visiting models in high need communities (five original sites, six additional sites, enhancement funding)Building capacity to deliver EBI through training and continuous quality improvementStrengthening continuum of services through collaboration and systems changeHigh Need Communities

Evidence-Based ModelsChild FirstEarly Head Start Home Based OptionsEarly StartFamily Check UpHealthy Families AmericaHealthy StepsHome Instruction for Parents of Preschool YoungstersNurse-Family PartnershipParents as TeachersPlay and Learning Strategies Infant, and Safe Care Augmented Building Capacity- TrainingIdentification of core competencies for child serving programs (prenatal through VPK)Training around core competenciesOunce of Prevention Training InstituteFSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention ProgramsFlorida Home Visiting SummitCapacity Building-CQIFederally-mandated benchmarks and constructsImproved maternal and newborn health;Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits;Improvement in school readiness and achievement;Reduction in crime or domestic violence;Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; andImprovements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.National evaluation; state evaluation by USF Chiles Center

Systems ChangeExpectation of public-private collaboration and coordination through:Adoption of core competencies by child serving agencies (prenatal VPK)Use of common metrics (based on MIECHV benchmarks & constructs)Development of single intake system at community level to facilitate identification and referral of vulnerable families (Healthy Start prenatal and infant screen)Coordination with Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Florida Home Visiting Advisory CouncilWhere we areContracts executed for five original sites (Pensacola, Jax, Alachua, Putnam-Bradford and St. Pete)Contracts in works for training, evaluation, data systemFL HV Advisory Council being re-constituted (June meeting?)RFP for new sites, program enhancements in July-August with October 1 start date.Questions?

Thank You!

Carol BradyInterim Project Directorcbrady@nefhsc.org904-608-8046


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